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The worst company in America?

Scott Jagow May 6, 2009

Consumerist.com is having a little poll/tournament to decide the worst company in America. The Final Four was AIG vs Ticketmaster and Bank of America vs Comcast. Can you guess who’s in the championship?

It’s AIG and Comcast!

To get to the finals, #1 AIG took down #32 Target, #17 Peanut Corporation of America, #9 Walmart and #5 Ticketmaster. AIG is hardly a surprise, but Ticketmaster looked like it might pull off the upset based on some of the comments I read:

Once AIG gets detangled, they can go the way of the dodo, so I’m not too worried about them. They played a big part insuring against garbage, but they didn’t create the garbage to begin with.

TicketMaster has my vote. These douchebags charge you money to print a PDF. Why does it cost $2 to print a PDF? They’re the epitome of a monopoly; they squash any competition, collude to effectively block competition by locking venues into exclusivity, and they bribe every congressman to look the other way.

Comcast’s run through the tournament included stomping #30 DirecTV, #14 Capital One, and #11 GM. I don’t know. GM!

I’m pretty sure AIG’s gonna take it in a landslide. I think GM vs AIG would’ve been an interesting matchup.

But if you have a different Final Four and champion, let me know. You can also vote on the consumerist.com finals here.

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